مصر: رسالة التضامن من المعلمين المضربين في لندن إلى عمال النقل العام

يرسل المعلمين المضربين في لندن تحيات التضامن إلى عمال هيئة النقل العام في القاهرة. يضرب 70 الف مدرس وأستاذ الجامعة عن العمل اليوم إحتجاجاً على هجوم الحكومة البريطاينة ضد نظام المعاش. يقول نيك جرانت من نقابة المعلمين في بريطانيا “تسرق الحكومة أموالنا بعد المعاش ومن مرتباتنا اليوم . إضرابنا اليوم معركة في نضال مستمر من…

Egypt: Independent trade unionists attacked as bus strikes escalate

The leaders of the Independent Public Transport Authority Workers Union which represents tens of thousands of bus workers in Cairo were ambushed and seriously injured in an incident at the Public Transport Authority Headquarters in Nasr City, Cairo on 29 February. Adel al-Shazly, the independent union president, Mohammed Abd-al-Sattar, union treasurer and Tareq Mohammed al-Sayyid,…

Egypt: Support growing for 11 February strike call

Calls for civil disobedience and a general strike on 11 February are gaining momentum across Egypt in the wake of the massacre of football supporters in Port Said. The Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions and the Egyptian Democratic Labour Congress, which between them claim a membership of around 2 million workers in affiliated unions…

Tunisia: workers still fighting one year on from the revolution

One year ago in Tunisia workers were playing a vital role in the protests sweeping the country against the Ben Ali regime.  “The trade unions’ role is one of the most striking aspects of the December protests”, wrote the Tunisia expert Christopher Alexander in the magazine Foreign Policy. On the 7th January thousands of lawyers…